Dr. Aurélia Mouzet received a Ph.D. in Francophone Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Western Paris. She is affiliated with the University of Paris-Nanterre Research Center Littérature et Poétique Comparées. Her research focuses on the intersection of myths, religion, and politics in literature, theatre, and cinema of the Black Atlantic. Dr. Mouzet is revising her dissertation into a monograph that investigates the figure of Moses as a Transatlantic Black Prophet in literatures and cultures of the black Atlantic. She is also the founding director of Talk-it-OUT! , a forum theatre program designed to enhance learning and increase student ownership in the classroom, foster dialogue on social, political, and cultural issues of our time, as well as build bridges among communities by producing audacious work from - and for - a diversity of voices.